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Othniel Looker
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Modern granite memorial, 36 " L x 6" W x 26 " H., excluding base.Per wife of descendant of Gov. Looker, the original stone was replaced in the 1990's by the present marker. Her late husband allowed the original headstone to be taken back to Ohio, apparently to the Harrison, Ohio area.Inscription:OTHNIEL LOOKERBORN OCT. 4, 1757MORRIS CO., NEW JERSEYDIED JULY 23, 1845PALESTINE, ILLINOISREVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER, NEW JERSEYIN BOTH MILITIA AND ARMYSERVED IN BOTH HOUSES, NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURESERVED IN BOTH HOUSES, OHIO STATE LEGISLATURESPEAKER OF THE SENATED, OHIO STATE LEGISLATURE, 1813ACTING GOVERNOR, 1814 "OHIO'S FIFTH GOVERNOR"JUDGE, SEVEN YEARS, COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, HAMILTON CO., OHPRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR FROM OHIOTEACHER AT TIMES OVER PERIOD OF 30 YEARS, NJ AND OHLIVED IN HARRISON, OH FROM 1804 UNTIL DEATH OF WIFE IN 1843MOVED TO PALESTINE, IL TO LIVE WITH DAUGHETER, MRS. RATCHEL KITCHEL

Note: As of September 17, 2012 I have been advised that Gov. Looker's headstone has been vandalized and the small portrait and it's frame have been stolen.
Added by: Heath MacAlpine
10/18/2008
 
 

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